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Thursday 22nd June 2017

ISG staff & students attend summer school on real-world crypto and privacy

ISG staff & students attend summer school on real-world crypto and privacy
Description
Last week saw PhD students from the ISG make the trip out to Šibenik; a city on the long coastline of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia. Not only is Croatia the filming location for King's Landing in Game of Thrones, it is also the home of the annual Summer School on Real-World Crypto and Privacy. The school aims at bringing together PhD students, postdoc researchers and security experts from industry in a four-day event. As well as ample networking opportunities, the summer school provides a host of introductory lectures on various topics.
Date:
22/06/2017
Wednesday 21st June 2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the fourth article - "Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts" - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Peter Beaumont explains the dependence of modern container terminals on communications technology, and shows how the impact of cyber-attacks against them can be modelled using Discrete Event Simulation techniques.
Date:
21/06/2017
Wednesday 14th June 2017

ISG host the first London Crypto Day

Description
On Monday 5th June 2017, the first London Crypto Day was held in the Moore Auditorium of Royal Holloway, University of London, sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Holloway Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security.The event, organised by Liz Quaglia and Kenny Paterson, from the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, attracted over 50 attendees for a day of cryptography talks.
Date:
14/06/2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare?

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare?
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the third article - 'Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare' - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Christopher Cope examines the potential impact of cyber-physical attacks, focusing particularly on the use of aggressive cyber activity in support of political objectives.The full MSc thesis from which the article is distilled is published on the Information Security Group's Technical Reports webpage.
Date:
14/06/2017
Saturday 10th June 2017

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award
Description
Royal Holloway University of London has won the award for the Best Cyber Security Education Programme at SC Awards Europe 2017
Date:
10/06/2017
Wednesday 7th June 2017

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award
Description
The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London has won the award for the Best Cyber Security Education Programme at SC Awards Europe 2017
Date:
07/06/2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the second article article - "Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory" - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Jamie Greenwood shows how graph theory can be used to evaluate the robustness of various network configurations when subjected to targeted attacks.The full MSc thesis from which the article is distilled is published on the Information Security Group's Technical Reports webpage.
Date:
07/06/2017
Wednesday 31st May 2017

What is the WISDOM group?

What is the WISDOM group?
Description
The WISDOM (Women in the Information Security Domain and/or Mathematics) group was set up in May 2016 as a friendly discussion group for members of the School of Mathematics and Information Security who are interested in exploring ways that more women can be encouraged into the fields of Information Security and Mathematics. The group has gone from strength-to-strength, growing in numbers and providing a positive impact.
Date:
31/05/2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Are we trusting social networks too much?

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Are we trusting social networks too much?
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly.In the first article - 'Are we trusting social networks too much' - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Minerva Hoessl analyses the privacy policies of some of the main social network providers. The full MSc thesis from which the article is distilled is published on the Information Security Group's Technical Reports webpage.
Date:
31/05/2017
Friday 19th May 2017

Dr Geraint Price interviewed on BBC Radio Cymru

Dr Geraint Price interviewed on BBC Radio Cymru
Description
Dr. Geraint Price was interviewed for "Post Cyntaf" (trans. "First Post"), the morning's regular news coverage on Tue, 16th of May on BBC Radio Cymru (BBC Welsh language radio station). The interview discussed the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware attack which had made front page news over the weekend as a result of the widespread impact it had on NHS services on Friday the 12th of May.
Date:
19/05/2017
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